Public Voting Now Open in 5th Annual Contest
Mississauga, ON – July 30, 2014 – The Cintas Canada’s Best Restroom Contest is back for a fifth year of fancy, funky and always functional washrooms. For the moments when you’ve really “gotta go” or just need a place to freshen up, Cintas understands the importance of a clean, well-maintained washroom. Our team of survey editors has reviewed the nominations for the best washroom facilities in the nation, and it’s time for the public to choose which of the five finalists will be crowned “Canada’s Best Restroom.”
Last year’s winner was Valleyview Shell Super Station, a gas station in northern Alberta. Their victory proved that Canada’s Best Restroom can be found anywhere! To view photos of previous winners, visit www.bestrestroom.com/canada and click on Hall of Fame.
Voting for this year’s contest begins now! The public is invited to show its support by casting an online ballot for their favourite washroom at www.bestrestroom.com/canada now through October as the top five compete to secure the most votes and earn the title of “Cintas Canada’s Best Restroom.”
The contest website takes visitors on a photographic tour of each facility and encourages the public to choose their favourite. The winner of the 5th Annual Cintas Canada’s Best Restroom Contest will be revealed during a nationally publicized media event this fall, where the winner will be awarded $2,500 in Cintas facility services.
2014 Finalists for Cintas Canada’s Best Restroom Contest:
In sharp contrast to Spanish-inspired brown and red hues that string the dining room walls at Patria, the washroom features clean white marble from ceiling to floor, and simple elegant fixtures. Golden faucets and mirror accents give the washroom a regal atmosphere, adding to the overall European experience. Restaurant patrons can’t wait to take a seat on one of Patria’s thrones, fit for a king (or queen).
Amongst giraffes, hippos, lions and gorillas sit the Destination Africa washrooms at the Calgary Zoo. The park takes visitors across the globe, from Africa to Eurasia, with lavatories to match in each locale. After a trek through the tropical rainforest and a stroll through the savannah, guests head to the hut to clean up and get out of the African sun. Each circular hut serves as a loo, complete with wall-to-wall tribal décor for a true glimpse into African culture.
Niagara Falls, Ontario
The glamourous décor of the Planet Hollywood restaurant reminds guests of their favourite Hollywood classics, and the experience continues with a visit to their flashy washroom. The ladies’ room mirrors are “framed” with a pair of giant, hot pink, zebra print sunglasses, turning every woman into a star with a glance at her reflection. Meanwhile, in the men’s room, guys are doing a double take when they see what’s staring back at them. Cobalt blue sharks open wide to reveal mirrors between their terrifying teeth. Both loos are lined with black and white tile and glass-tiled stall doors. These functional facilities aren’t just for show, but they’re definitely ready for a close up!
Shaw Club Hotel & Spa
Niagara on the Lake, Ontario
Style and radiance come together in this lavish loo. Upon entering the ladies’ room, guests are greeted by a modern glass infinity sink and simple stainless steel fixtures. The stalls feature large glass doors which fog up for privacy when the door is locked! Here’s the science behind it: sandwiched between the two panels of glass is a mixture of polymer and liquid crystals. A constant electrical current keeps the crystals in line and the glass transparent. But when the door handle is locked, the current is stopped, the crystals fall, and the glass looks clouded. A picture of sophistication, Shaw Club and Hotel & Spa delivers five-star style with every flush.
Vancouver Airport (YVR)
Vancouver, British Columbia
Located in the C-Pier, Domestic Terminal of YVR, travelers find a clean, modern place to freshen up during their journeys. The washroom walls are covered in shades of blue, red, and yellow mosaic tiles and waveshaped blue flooring winds down the curved corridor leading guests to their choice of bathroom stalls. White tile surrounds the hands-free sinks and towel dispensers, creating a cohesive and modern atmosphere that is sure to leave a lasting impression.
Cintas created the Best Restroom Contest in 2010 to honour businesses across Canada that combine good hygiene with functionality and exceptional style in their public restrooms. “This contest is fun but it also conveys a critical message that restroom hygiene matters – for good health and good business,” said Senior Marketing Manager, Leslie Molin.
About Cintas Canada
Cintas Canada Ltd, with headquarters in Mississauga, Ontario is a subsidiary of Cintas Corporation. Cintas Canada designs, manufactures and implements corporate identity uniform programs and provides entrance mats, restroom cleaning and supplies, tile and carpet cleaning to approximately 55,000 businesses in Canada. Cintas is a publicly held company traded over the Nasdaq Global Select Market under the symbol CTAS, and is a component of the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index.